Staff from ECLOF Myanmar visited villages in the townships of Myaing and Pokkoku

21 November 2011 | They were fascinated by what they learned regarding the village plantations

From October 13 to 18, 2011, seventeen representatives from six member organizations of the Thadar Dry Zone Group visited villages in the townships of Myaing and Pokkoku to study the activities of the Action Aid Group. Two employees from ECLOF Myanmar accompanied them and greatly benefited from the observations made during their visit.

They studied such topics as the objectives of SHG (Self Help Groups), the members of SHG, the organization, structure, and leaders of SHG, the support methods within groups for revolving funds, saving, lending, and repayment techniques, as well as the rules and regulations for removing funds, and the maintenance of records. In addition to this, they were also fascinated by what they learned regarding the village plantations. These plantations, they discovered, were created to preserve the soil of forest plots. In addition to this, the villagers’ practice of cultivating specially selected tracts of land also helped to reduce the effects of natural disasters on the environment.